April 21, 2018, Prescott-
I was brusquely informed, this morning, that I was headed for Hell. My crimes? I believe in the unity of spiritual truth. I believe that it was last revealed to mankind by God, come in the Spirit of the Father, in the person of Baha’u’llah, just as it was revealed to us, some 1, 987 years ago by Him, come in the Spirit of the Son, in the person of Jesus the Christ. This is a threat to those whose purpose is to keep us divided. This is a dire catastrophe to those whose grip on power over the common people depends on a belief in us vs. them.
The fact remains- I will continue to work with everyone, serve anyone, love even those sworn to enmity- because Baha’u’llah said so; because Jesus said so; because every religious Teacher since the world began has said so. Only the inner cravings of humans, for power, for control, for dominance, say otherwise. Our lower nature-personified, in the Words of Zoroaster, Christ, Mohammed and Baha’u’llah, as Satan, the Demon, is behind all work to maintain division.
So, I’m not concerned with the allegorical Fire. I won’t stop serving, loving and looking towards the Light, in this life or the next. My next act of non-remunerated service will be among Baptists, in fact, on Monday evening, helping my friend, a Baptist youth pastor, named Randy, in his humble soup kitchen. Randy doesn’t care that I am Baha’i. To him, it is our shared love for humanity that counts the most.
Funny, that my accuser of this morning should have touted her admiration for the late Billy Graham, whose attitude in his later years, towards the advocates of division, was: “Get thee behind me, Satan”.
That’s the end of my preaching and screeching, for now. I just needed to clear the air.